Search The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Filtered Topic Search

Crescent Lake, Enfield

crescent_lake_thumb.jpg

2005 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Crescent Lake

(2 MB, .pdf format*)

Transect Data (237 KB, .pdf format*)  | Water Data

   Crescent Lake is a 35-acre body of water with dense residential development along its shore.  There are no buffers but a large number of concrete retaining walls along the shoreline.  On the southwest side of the lake is a correctional facility.

   Our July 2005 survey revealed that Nymphaea odorata was the most abundant species, occurring in the southwestern section as well as small amounts along the eastern and western shores.  The second most abundant species was Potamogeton foliosus, which occurred in patches along the west and east shores.  Gratiola aurea, Eleocharis acicularis, Lemna minor and Najas flexilis were all found in small patches near the beach in the eastern cove.  The invasive Najas minor was found in a small patch only on the eastern side of the lake.

Find Common Plant Names

(65 KB, .pdf format*)

Species recorded in our 2005 survey of Crescent Lake. Click on plant name to view herbarium mount  (invasives in bold).

Eleocharis acicularis

Gratiola aurea

Lemna minor

Najas flexilis

Najas minor

Nymphaea odorata

Potamogeton foliosus


*NOTE: Some of these documents are provided in Adobe® Acrobat® (.pdf) format. In order to view or print these documents you need Adobe® Reader®.  If you do not have Adobe® Reader®, click the "Get Adobe® Reader®" image for a free copy.

Get Adobe Reader